Cycling http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25517/all en Cycling-Embattled Evans bids to prove his worth as BMC leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cycling-embattled-evans-bids-prove-his-worth-bmc-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NAZARETH, Belgium, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has recovered from the mental scars of last year's race and is looking to rediscover his old form as BMC's team leader.</p> <p>The 35-year-old Australian was blown away in last year's Tour by Briton Bradley Wiggins and the defending champion only finished seventh overall in a largely forgettable season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cycling-embattled-evans-bids-prove-his-worth-bmc-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMC Racing Team Cycling Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733434 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-2014 Tour de France to start in Leeds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-2014-tour-de-france-start-leeds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The first stage of the 2014 Tour de France will be between Leeds and Harrogate when the English county of Yorkshire hosts the "Grand Depart", tour director Christian Prudhomme announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The July 5 start will be followed by stage two between York and Sheffield, and then Cambridge to London on day three. The race then returns to mainland Europe.</p> <p>Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour last year, raising the profile of cycling's most famous race in his country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-2014-tour-de-france-start-leeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735505 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-2014 Tour to visit York, Sheffield and Cambridge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-2014-tour-visit-york-sheffield-and-cambridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The 2014 Tour de France will visit the English cities of York, Sheffield and Cambridge after the county of Yorkshire hosts the "Grand Depart", Tour director Christian Prudhomme said on Thursday.</p> <p>The July 5 start will be followed by stage two between York and Sheffield.</p> <p>"It's going to go up and down all the time, like in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic," Prudhomme told reporters after a presentation at the British ambassador's residence in central Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-2014-tour-visit-york-sheffield-and-cambridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Road bicycle racing UCI World Ranking Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735520 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Australian riders are 'deceived, annoyed, frustrated' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-australian-riders-are-deceived-annoyed-frustrated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jill Gralow</p> <p>ADELAIDE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Former Tour de France stage winner Stuart O'Grady said he was "deceived, annoyed, frustrated" by Lance Armstrong's doping confession on Friday after interrupting his preparations for the Tour Down Under to watch the American's television interview.</p> <p>The first race of the elite UCI pro tour season begins this weekend and there was only one topic of conversation at the village in Adelaide which houses the teams - Armstrong's confessional broadcast with chat-show host Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-australian-riders-are-deceived-annoyed-frustrated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736040 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Cycling-Reaction to Lance Armstrong's doping admission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-cycling-reaction-lance-armstrongs-doping-admission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Tour de France director reaction)</p> <p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - Reaction to Lance Armstrong's admission that he cheated his way to a record seven Tour de France titles with systematic use of banned, performance-enhancing drugs:</p> <p>INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), in a statement:</p> <p>"There can be no place for doping in sport and the IOC unreservedly condemns the actions of Lance Armstrong and all those who seek an unfair advantage against their fellow competitors by taking drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-cycling-reaction-lance-armstrongs-doping-admission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Cycling Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736119 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia helps Britain's Brompton bikes to speedy success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/asia-helps-britains-brompton-bikes-speedy-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Business is booming for British bicycle-maker Brompton -- but it's cyclists in Asia who are snapping up its nifty folding models in their droves.</p> <p>In a world where outsourcing has become the norm, London might not seem the most obvious place to mass-produce bicycles. But that is where Brompton manufactured 36,000 bikes last year -- and it shows no sign of slowing down.</p> <p>"We've been growing for the last eight years at about 20 percent a year. That means we're doubling the size of the business every four to five years," managing director William Butler-Adams told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/asia-helps-britains-brompton-bikes-speedy-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cycling Labor Land transport Law Transport AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742515 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyclist LeMond injured in car accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cyclist-lemond-injured-car-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American cyclist Greg LeMond, winner of three Tours de France, suffered a back injury and was hospitalized after a car accident near his home in Minnesota, Internet site Velonation reported Friday.</p> <p>The 51-year-old former world champion has no memory of the accident, which occurred on Tuesday while he was driving to the dentist in icy weather, according to the news site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cyclist-lemond-injured-car-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Clothing Cycling GREG LEMOND Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743094 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Tour de France says 'non' to national teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-says-non-national-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Organisers of the Tour de France on Thursday rejected a French cycling federation (FFC) proposal to allow national teams to compete in the sport's most prestigious race.</p> <p>The director of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), Christian Prudhomme, said he was in favour of the current system in place since the end of the 1960s, in which sponsored teams participate in the annual event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-says-non-national-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Sports Tour de France AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:01:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748878 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Froome wins Tour of Oman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cycling-froome-wins-tour-oman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chris Froome of Britain won the Tour of Oman on Saturday, last year's Tour de France runner-up beating two previous winners of cycling's blue riband, Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans.</p> <p>The Sky star, who took possession of the leader's red jersey on Thursday, had a 27 second advantage over Spain's Contador in the overall standings with Australia's Evans 39s away in third.</p> <p>Saturday's sixth and final stage, a 144km ride from Hawit Nagam park in the south of the emirate to Muscat along the Matrah corniche, was won by France's Nacer Bouhanni.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/cycling-froome-wins-tour-oman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Road bicycle racing Sports AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757457 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-New set of challenges protect Wiggins from failure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/cycling-new-set-challenges-protect-wiggins-failure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gilles Le Roc'h</p> <p>MASCAT, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins hopes favouring the Giro d'Italia over the Tour de France will be the best insurance against a lack of motivation following his career-defining title last year.</p> <p>Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour after also claiming the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine week-long races.</p> <p>He followed his French triumph with an Olympic gold medal in the individual time trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/cycling-new-set-challenges-protect-wiggins-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bradley Wiggins Commonwealth Games Cycling Human Interest Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757882 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Katusha's return swells Paris-Nice, Criterium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/cycling-katushas-return-swells-paris-nice-criterium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Katusha's successful appeal to be reintegrated into cycling's World Tour means 23 teams instead of the usual 22 will line up for the Paris-Nice and Criterium du Dauphine races, organisers ASO announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>"We aren't going to leave a team by the side of the road," Christian Prudhomme, director of the two stage events as well as the Tour de France, told AFP.</p> <p>Katusha are back in cycling's top league after overturning their original exclusion from the circuit on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/cycling-katushas-return-swells-paris-nice-criterium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Tour de France UCI World Ranking AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759950 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Irvine wins two track medals for Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/cycling-irvine-wins-two-track-medals-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MINSK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Ireland's Martyn Irvine won two medals in under an hour and Australian Michael Hepburn retained his individual pursuit title with a dominant performance on the second day of the world cycling championships.</p> <p>Shortly after taking silver in the pursuit on Thursday, Irvine clinched his first world title in the 15-km scratch race.</p> <p>"How is it possible to win two medals in one day? I have no idea. It's unbelievable," the 27-year-old, who was born in Northern Ireland, told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/cycling-irvine-wins-two-track-medals-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Sports Track cycling Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762713 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Kenny wins keirin, girlfriend in Twitter frenzy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/cycling-kenny-wins-keirin-girlfriend-twitter-frenzy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Olympic sprint champion Jason Kenny won the keirin gold medal at the world track cycling championships on Friday, a victory which sent girlfriend Laura Trott, also a title winner, into a Twitter frenzy.</p> <p>Kenny beat German favourite Maximilian Levy, who had lost out to another British rider, Chris Hoy, last year. Dutch rider Matthijs Buchli claimed bronze. </p> <p>Trott, Kenny's girlfriend and a gold medallist in the women's team pursuit on Thursday, praised her man on Twitter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/cycling-kenny-wins-keirin-girlfriend-twitter-frenzy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth Games Cycling Sports AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:16:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763687 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Hammer and Botticher each win second world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/cycling-hammer-and-botticher-each-win-second-world-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MINSK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Experienced American Sarah Hammer and young German rider Stefan Botticher each won their second gold medal of the world cycling championships, prevailing in the women's omnium and the men's sprint respectively on Sunday.</p> <p>Hammer, who sealed her fifth world title in the individual pursuit on Wednesday, beat her main rival Laura Trott on the last day of the five-day championships to avenge her Olympic defeat to the British rider.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/cycling-hammer-and-botticher-each-win-second-world-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Laura Trott Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764911 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Paris - Nice classification after stage 2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/cycling-road-paris-nice-classification-after-stage-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Paris - Nice after Stage 2 on Tuesday 1. Elia Viviani (Italy / Cannondale) 10:33:11" 2. Sylvain Chavanel (France / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +7" 3. Damien Gaudin (France / Europcar) +8" 4. Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Vacansoleil) +9" 5. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy / Lampre) +10" 6. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Blanco) 7. Geoffrey Soupe (France / FDJ) 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/cycling-road-paris-nice-classification-after-stage-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Omega Pharma-Quick Step Sports Vacansoleil-DCM Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:17:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774053 at http://www.globalpost.com